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Where can I find the video footage for the Fifa offsides call which disallowed a USA goal

Where can I find the video footage for the Fifa offsides call which disallowed a USA goal

Bad Call Robs USA of Three Points Against SloveniaThe United States tied Slovenia 2 2 in the team’s second FIFA World Cup match, earning the squad’s second point of the tournament. Many USA fans believe the team was robbed of three points, however, as whatlooked to be a good USA goal in the final minutes of the match was waved off by an official. As of the writing of this piece, it is not clear if the USA goal was waved off due to an offsides call, a USA penalty or the ref being bought off by Slovenia. When looking at the video, it’s rather clear no USA player is offside and, if anything, the USA probably could have been awarded a penalty kick (or two, to be honest).The United States tied Slovenia 2 2 in the team’s second FIFA World Cup match, earning the squad’s second point of the tournament. Many USA fans believe the team was robbed of three points, however, as whatlooked to be a good USA goal in the final minutes of the match was waved off by an official.Koman Coulibaly from Mali it even rhymes well made such questionable decisions at the USA vs. Slovenia game that it prompted players on the field to wonder what was being called.The United States tied Slovenia 2 2 in the team’s second FIFA World Cup match, earning the squad’s second point of the tournament. Many USA fans believe the team was robbed of three points, however, as whatlooked to be a good USA goal in the final minutes of the match was waved off by an official. As of the writing of this piece, it is not clear if the USA goal was waved off due to an offsides call, a USA penalty or the ref being bought off by Slovenia. When looking at the video, it’s rather clear no USA player is offside and, if anything, the USA probably could have been awarded a penalty kick (or two, to be honest).

Will the 2010 FIFA World Cup Signal Start of Instant Replay in International Soccer

Will the 2010 FIFA World Cup Signal Start of Instant Replay in International Soccer

Will the 2010 FIFA World Cup signal the start of instant replay in International soccer? The question has appropriately come up after several botched calls led to controversial outcomes during the course of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The United States controversial outcome in Group play served as one example where Instant Replay could have been used. The incident took place in a match against Slovenia. Referee Coman Koulibaly made a very controversial call that cost the Americans a goal in the late stages of a dramatic comeback. Koulibaly disallowed a goal by Maurice Edu that would have given the United States a 3 2 win. Television replays showed evidence of no foul or offsides during the play. As it happened, the United States barely managed to escape from the group play thanks to the 2 2 tie with Slovenia. You can read more about that incident here in an interesting article in Bloomberg.

That was one of many controversial calls that have marred the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Some analysts and coaches have suggested that television instant replay could have helped solve the problem in a matter of moments. Other critics say that instant replay would hinder the continuous nature of the game of soccer. In other words, it would slow down the pace of the game.

Other questions would need to be addressed. Would the actual game clock be stopped or would more time be added to the end of regulation? By adding instant replay, some soccer enthusiasts believe a Pandora’s Box will be opened in terms of game play. It would allow players to rest while the Instant Replay is addressed. The scope of the entire game could be sacrificed by slowing it down. There is probably some school of thought that International Soccer would be “Americanized” by the use of Instant Replay. That’s because Instant Replay is used for NBA and NFL games. The Instant Replay has allowed refs to make the correct calls but at what cost? Fans and players what and the momentum of the game is sacrificed.

Instant Replay would allow the referees to get the correct call. But is there any way to do that in soccer without entirely changing the pace of the game? Perhaps play could still move on while judges in booths decipher what happened on the Instant Replay. That doesn’t seem likely considering the tactics in soccer change depending on whether a team is leading or losing. Either way, instant replay doesn’t seem to fit in the world of soccer. The 2010 FIFA World Cup has certainly made the issue seem debatable. Is it likely to happen?

It would be interesting to sit with some of the great soccer minds to hear the pros and cons of such possible rule changes. Soccer is one of the traditional sports that has been relatively untouched in terms of bringing it up to speed in this era. A great deal of soccer players and fans like it that way, too.

Will the momentum from the 2010 FIFA World Cup push International soccer play in that direction? Only time will tell. If I were a betting man, I would say the soccer minds toss any notion of instant replay aside because of what it would do to change such a traditional game. That’s a mouthful, isn’t it?Specifically I write about sports, reality television, entertainment, hot t. View profile

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USA Slovenia FIFA World Cup Action

USA Slovenia FIFA World Cup Action

The anticipated match up between the USA and Slovenia, though thrilling, ended in a 2:2 draw today. For anyone who thinks soccer is a pansy sport, you should’ve been watching this game! Slovenia was handed 4 yellow cards, and deserved each and every one. For such a small, peaceful country, they certainly know how to throw some punches. They had to make their mark on the International stage somehow (Voichich who?.).

With today’s draw, the US ranks 14, and Slovenia steps up to 25. They’re creeping up on us fellas!! The game wasn’t a slow, back and forth battle like we may be used to seeing at this level. The US was actually down 2 0 at one point, clawing to get back to a tie. Thanks to 2 veteran leaders on the squad, Landon Donovan and Michael Bradley, who scored a goal a piece in the second half, the US was able to bring the game back into their hands.

But the excitement doesn’t end there! Oh no! With only minutes left in the game, the US scores a goal by penalty shot that was taken back by the umpire!!! In one of the worst calls I’ve ever seen this is where the replay feature in American Football comes in incredibly handy!